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bad. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 15, 2012. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. >>> tomorrow marks three weeks before the election and president obama and mitt romney will hold their second debate. romney grabbed the momentum following a strong performance their first go around and now the pressure is on the president to improve his performance. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, and to that end the president will be taking a more aggressive tone this time, we understand, while mitt romney tries to top his last performance. president obama took a brief break from his debate prep to visit a campaign field office in virginia. the president has been holed up at a williamsburg virginia resort studying and this time aides say things will be different. prior to the first debate in denver the president held a campaign rally and took a field trip to hoover dam. when asked how his preparations were coming along. >> it's a drag. they are make being me do my homework. >> reporter: he had a different
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last week, the faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned it into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground followin
our rights. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this could only happen in california. >> in the golden state, gas gold. the rush is on to fill up at a los angeles-area station where the price is only $4.55 a gallon for regular. that looks reasonable to drivers who say many stations charging $5 a >> $10 in gas isn't even going to give me a quarter of a tank. it's really out of control. >> reporter: aaa reports the average high is $4.61. a record high $4.61, it's well above that in many metropolitan areas and in some stations far above that. >> i got gas yesterday at $4.69 d i got gas yesterday at $4.69, and today i saw this at $5.69. 9.said no, i'm not going to get get f rep
to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her city but she's not going jail. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 12, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. compared to last week's presidential debate last night's face off between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was like a shoot out at the ok corral. from the get go it was a pull no punches performance by both candidates. they squared off on everything from the economy to foreign affairs. randall pinkston is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. both candidates came here on a mission. congressman ryan to criticize the obama administration's failures and republican solutions while vice president biden was defending the presidential record and also complaining about the republican plan for the nation. >> i will be very specific -- >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarky. not a single thing you said is accurate.
of los angeles on its final mission. ben tracy takes us along for the ride. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. in 24 days, americans will elect a president. according to the latest national gallup poll, mitt romney now leads barack obama by two points, 49 to 47, a statistical dead heat. the state of the race has been shaken up in the last 10 days since the first presidential debate. look at florida, ape crucial state for both men. a poll by two of the state's largest newspapers has governor romney up by seven points, 51 to 44. that's an eight-point swing since september when the president led by one. this creates more pressure for both candidates heading into their second debate on tuesday in new york. let's bring in correspondent nancy cordes with the president in williamsburg, virginia, where he's preparing. nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, jim. and polls taken this week also show governor romney pulling even in colorado and virginia. so the obama campaign has cleared the president's schedule the
traipped marks his signature move. tony guida tells us why. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jarvis: good evening. i'm rebecca jarvis. the latest fund-raising figures out today show this presidential race is on track to be the first $1 billion campaign. through the end of september, the obama campaign raised a total of $558 million. romney raised $357 million. and that is not including money raised by all the independent groups. for now, both candidates are in seclusion, preparing for monday's final debate. jan crawford is at the debate site in boca raton, florida. good evening, jan. >> reporter: good evening, rebecca. with just 17 days left until election day what we're seeing is the attacks getting sharper and more personal. with both of the candidates doing that debate prep, the vice president today stepped into the void and he kept slugging. >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby-- that baby-- that baby knows what's in store for him or her. if romney wins. >> reporter: in florida, the vice president pulled out his greatest hits as he delivered
of an unusual problem. a row of seats came loose from the floor in flight. and as cbs5 explains that several jets were grounded for inspections. >> that's right. it's a terrifying thing that happened in three days on the american airlines flights. just the latest for the airline under fire over a host of labor issues. >> that's right. an unusual one for you. >>> a bizarre breakdown for you on board flight 685 on saturday. >> fasten your seats. it came loose out of the floors. the passengers, they are unable to sit in that seat. >> reporter: you heard that right. a row of three seats that suddenly unbolted on the floor of the plane. >> we don't know what kind of turbulence that you have as the seat will be loose. we don't want that to fly around behind us. >> reporter: the plane was bound from miami to boston, but the pilots were forced to turn the aircrafts around for an emergency landing in new york. but that wasn't the end. it happened again today. seats on a new york to miami plane came loose this time, forcing another emergency landing. and in a statement, the americans said that the int
proper. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, for the second time in less than three months there's been a deadly mass shooting in southern wisconsin. it happened at a spa in the milwaukee suburb of brookfield. at least four people are dead, including the shooter. an improvised bomb has been discovered on the site. this follows the sikh temple shooting less than 20 miles away in august that took seven lives. here's anna werner. >> reporter: all afternoon police searched for the man who entered the azana spa in brookfield around 11 a.m. and shot 7 women inside then turned the gun on himself. >> i saw a girl coming out from the salon and she was bleeding in the neck. >> reporter: police identified the suspect as 45-year-old radcliffe haughton from the nearby town of brown deer. speaking to cbs news from florida haughton's father said that his son's wife zina worked at the spa and the couple was having problems. he confirmed court records showing haughton's wife took out a restraining order against her husband just two weeks a
? kelly cobiella files a reporter's notebook. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm margaret brennan. hurricane susan is churning its way up the east coast this evening, headed for landfall in the mid-atlantic region early next week, and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west. here's the latest. sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the caribbean. a state of emergency has now been declared in nine states and the district of columbia. we have a team of correspondents standing by, and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at our miami station wfor. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. not much change on the storm in intensity or the expected track. latest from the national hurricane center puts sandy at 75-mile-per-hour storm, 345 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina, moving to the northeast at 13. based on that track, the best chance for significant windses, 58 miles per hour or greater, are going to be in the area along the jersey shore, right into the new york city metropolitan area, and when we talk about signifi
to the warnings of flooding and damage along the eastern sea born. we're going to check in with cbs 5, chief meteorologist with the current locations. >> this storm is huge, expanding all the way north from maine to south carolina. that's a lot of real estate. here's a look at your satellite review, even some snow on the western flag of the storm in west virginia. look at these wind gusts finally coming down, but we are talking six straight hours with wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour in atlantic city. now a big storm, where is it headed next? it will be moving inland and slowly. flooding will be an increasing risk. in florida, 10 inches of rainfall over the next coup of days. widespread power outages continuing throughout the northeast. beach erosion, huge problem as this will be likely the worst beach erosion that they have seen in the northeast in the generation. amazingly this storm is going to have an impact on our weather on halloween. details on that coming up in a few minutes. >> starting at 4:30 we'll have more for you in the morning. >>> sandy has shut down several airport
to educate students about why this is wrong. they will dialogue about it. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> we are seeing more rain in the bay area than we have had in the past six months. the latest round went through the financial district a half hour ago. chief meteorologist paul deanno in the weather center with where it's raining now. >> the rain is moving in here as yet another round of high- def doppler radar the strongest radar in town is pick up new showers. the next wave of rain for everybody is now in marin and sonoma county. we see it to the north. downtown san francisco and right by at&t park, for game 7, a heavy shower just moved through that quickly dissipated as it moved over san francisco bay towards oakland. healdsburg with showers and thunderstorms. you will be getting rain in santa rosa, petaluma, novato in the next 30 minutes and san rafael seeing heavier showers between now and 6:00. here's a peek outside. some of you had sunshine, all of us got the most rain we have had in about six months. novato and the oakland hills nearly an inch of rainfall. vacaville .75". more tha
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the price of gas in california set another all-time high overnight. the state average at $4.66 cents a gallon breaking the old record set just yesterday. the national average now a full 85 cents less. with more on why this rise continues and what happens next, here's john blackstone. >> reporter: for california drivers sunday brought yet another jump in gas prices. the statewide average up a nickel overnight to almost $4.66 a gallon. it has happened every day for the past week. >> i can't pay all these big prices. >> reporter: drivers say they've never seen anything like it. and jeffrey spring of aaa says they're right. >> in a week it's gone up about 52 cents that is unprecedented. >> reporter: in parts's due to california's efforts to protect its spectacular natural environment. air pollution regulations require special summer and winter gasoline blends in the state. refineries are making that seasonal switch now. but that reduces supply which was already tight after a fire in augu
bring a big league economic boost to local businesses. cbs 5 reporter don knapp with how neighborhood hangouts are preparing for the massive rush of fans. >> reporter: there's money to be made not only all over san francisco butter especially in this corner of san francisco where folks are naturally hoping the giants go all the way. especially the people who have businesses who sell to fans. red white and blue championship game bunting was going up while they held separate practice sessions on the field. business was great and the dugouts sports store with fans snapping up gear. kip just had to have another giants shirt. >> i bought another shirt because they won because i need something new to wear tomorrow to cheer them on. >> reporter: she was a ballpark regular and know what is the championship games mean for the neighborhood. >> it's good for pedro's and pete's. all along the corridor here and probably public house because it gets really crowded when the giants are playing and they can't afford tickets. >> reporter: good too for the popular paragon bar just a block away. >> it wa
-- the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. let's get right to cbs repor randall pinkston.. w rk city tonight. >>> an unbelievable path of destruction and tonight superstorm sandy is on the move. we'll get toran dam pinkston in new york. >> reporter: officials are pleading for patience from the public as the long and difficult task of cleaning up and repairing the damage from sandy begins. top priority is restoring electricity and getting mass transit back on track. hurricane sandy hit new jersey's long beach island hard. homes were flooded or destroyed. roads left covered with sand. boats littered the streets. >> we'll assess the damages an rebuild. that's the way it works in new jersey. >> reporter: new york city was crippled by the storm. subway and traffic tunnels were filled by salt water. no word when the famous subway service will resume. an entire community burnt to the ground in queens. for a second night manhattan is a tale of flights have been canceled nationwide.. hundreds here n the bay area. the storm put taxis in a way grave. this is a shot from hob
since 2006. but as cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us now, today's game isn't the only thing that has as fans mighty happy. >> let's go, oakland! >> reporter: we're told it's the day to be an a. >> let's go, oakland! >> reporter: hours before the game, dedicated as fans set up tents and fired up the grill. for the love of the as, and the game. >> we love our as with a passion. >> reporter: the as could stay in oakland for a few more years. >> the commission currently is -- we put a proposal on the table. four, five extra years. we're excited. >> reporter: he says the extended stay will give the city time to plan on a long- term solution of building a new stadium. >> it's about time oakland tries to keep the oakland as in oakland. >> reporter: there were rumors that the as were headed to the south bay. i spoke with fans about the potential long distance relationship and they were nothing short of honest. would you go to a game in san jose? >> uhm....... probably not. just because i like to party a little bit and i wouldn't want to do the driving and drinking. >> they should be able to
.49 per gallon. overnight the price spiked $0.17. now the government may take action. cbs5 reporter sharon chin explains how a simple switch could ease the pain at the pump, sharon? >> reporter: well liz here at this gas station as you can see here, they are high. more than $5 in other locations. it's no mistake, $5.39 a gallon for regular are unleaded at this cupertino station. >> i think it's robbery. >> reporter: californians are paying the highest gas prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon a regular. $0.11 higher in san francisco. nowhere near the national average of $3.want. it cost casey nearly $100 to fill up his truck and he has 14 in his company fleet. >> it is tough and, you know it is shocking to see it go up so much while other states are not quite nearly as much. >> reporter: gas soared $0.66 in four days at this north hollywood station and their owner is paying $20,000 more to refill his 8,000 gallon tank. >> it's killing everybody. i mean it's going to kill the business. >> reporter: some stations around the state ran out of gas and shut down. the price spikes cau
hall and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is there with details. >> reporter: before that hearing, some supporters of mirkarimi met on the steps of city hall saying reinstate ross now and his wife is expected to join them and will be at her husband's side during the hearing. many believe his dispute with his wife doesn't affect his ability to do his job. many domestic violence victims advocates say there is a big conflict of interest here. somebody on probation for domestic violence should not be leading the sheriff's department. the case has played out for months at city hall and today, we should know whether or not mirkarimi will keep his job. he was suspended without pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment. his wife was bruised by the sheriff during an argument. mayor lee says he is not fit for office and tried to remove him. he testified before an etician commission that determined the sheriff was guilty of official misconduct. today at 2:00 the board of supervisors will meet and will hear from the ethics commission, from the mayor, from mirkarimi's lawyer and fr
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> a bay area chain so popular, got snatched up by starbucks. now hundreds of workers may be out of a job unless they can prove one thing. >> after putting 122 million miles on the odometer. one more test for shuttle endeavor may be the biggest. the streets of los angeles. >> and the report is in, what a sweeping run the disciplinary action will mean for oakland already under manned police force. good evening, i'm dana king. >> an ownership change will now have serious consequences for hundreds of workers. cbs 5 reporter with a story you'll see only on cbs 5. sharon. >> yeah, workers said they will be fired in two months because they are illegal immigrants. there aren't any firm numbers, but up to 400 people could lose their jobs. some workers got a letter from starbucks saying there's discrepancy from their social security numbers and they have 60 days to prove they will be here legally. the letter upset this worker. he wanted his voice disguised because he's an illegal immigrant. >> we put a lot of work -- 200 cooks, dish
debate. cbs reporter ines ferre on the singular message coming from both camps. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. while mitt romney rallies supporters in the key battleground state. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. >> i'm counting on you portsmouth. let's make it happen. >> reporter: saturday romney told the crowd in the major manufacturing state that the obama administration isn't holding china cattable for unfair -- accountable for unfair trade practices that cost americans job. >> i want to make sure that when people cheat, well they don't follow the rules in trade we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating that's got to stop. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the number one issue in the election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years laters it's paying you have in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues the decision saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry has created nearly a quarter o
fired. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has more on the fallout and joe, we haven't seen anything like this in recent memory. >> reporter: the trib union is reporting this is the largest mass discipline in the department's history. according to the "oakland tribune." >>> reporter: nearly a year after of clashes between "occupy oakland" protestors and police began, police chief howard jordan says his internal affairs investigation has reached a conclusion that more than 40 of his officers broke the rules and will face consequences for it. the chief reports 44 oakland officers face the following discipline: 15 suspensions, 23 written reprimands, three counseling and trainings, one demotion and two will be terminated. >> policing in that kind of environment is very difficult, obviously, but we are trained professionals. we hold our staff accountable for their actions. >> reporter: the chief reports his department received more than 1100 complaints for demonstrations last october and november and this january. the most common infraction was for officers who failed to turn on their videoca
>>> you are watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> i don't see it going down soon. >> the latest increase and why the governor is getting involved to hold the line on gas prices. >> tweets of half a millian people. >> a family turns to social media to solve their mother's murder. >> integrating the technology into the curriculum. >> a new plan coming to california and the questions raised about its effectiveness. >> soring gas prices are getting the governor's attention. tonight he is calling it an emergency. cbs reporter linda is live. >> reporter: california drivers are asking when will the pain end. costs $70 to fill up gas tanks for regular. we are told relief may be coming. >> reporter: it has been another day of record breaking prices and that moment of dread. >> $84.17. >>> for 17 gallons. prices hiked up over night after a week of spikes. >> from 52 cents. >>> the average price in california is $4.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> california gasoline now more expensive than hawaii. prices jumping 17 cents overnight. the cheapest time of the day to fill up. >>> a california man dies overseas and triggers an international health scare. how it all traces back to the bay area. >> brace yourselves for gridlock this weekend. how some people are making money off all the traffic. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. breaking news. police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash. it happened a little after 8:00 tonight and police say a car hit a man walking on southbound highway 87 just north of highway 82. the victim may have been on a skate board. he died at the scene. officers are looking for the driver who hit him. right now, three right lanes are closed. we don't know when they'll reopen. >>> talk about sticker shock, gasoline prices have never been higher. we are paying an average of $4.49 a gallon. goeff night, the price spiked 17 cents. more in some places. now, the government may step in and take action. cbs 5 reporter, s
how they evened the score in >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> with two outs, they did it! >> the giants come up big! how they even the score in game 2. >>> thousands of dollars in public money spent on strippers? the questionable spending by a bay area official and why no one caught on for years. >>> and looking for love in all the wrong places. and bucks are getting stuck. northern california homeowners, what they are being warned not to do. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. no torture at at&t park tonight, unless of course you're a cardinals fan. the giants come up big, to even the score. the nlcs, cbs 5 sports director dennis o'donnell joins us with game 2 highlights. dennis? >> thank you. ryan vogelsong brilliant for the giants on the mound tonight. bottom line is they had to win game 2, and they did that. but it may have come at a price. let me show you what happened. it was scoreless in the first when matt holliday went hard into second base, trying to break up a double-play. marco scutaro's leg buckled awkwardly
early this morning. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran on how crews are now trying to salvage that boat. cate. >> reporter: frank, there's a lot of progress that's been made. if you actually take a look behind me, you can see that catamaran that was once submerged under water is now right side up and floating. sailors actually had to drain the hull now before they are going to lift it out of the water. we know that there's still some debris at sea so if it hasn't already been a long morning, it will be a long day. dives were back in the water at morning light examining the damage from last night's capsized catamaran. >> it looks like the wing sail is very damaged and we're missing bits and pieces and that looks like at the moment to be the biggest setback. >> reporter: tape and data will be reviewed from the practice run. they hope to learn a lesson from the wreck. >> this is a real challenge for the time. but in these campaigns you face a lot of these setbacks and a lot of adversity. you have to be good at dealing with that as a championship team. >> reporter: winds were 25 knots going in on
. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 19, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today after appearing last night at a catholic fundraiser here in new york. instead of contentious debate the dinner offered for more light hearted salvos. president obama's comments about libya on a comedy show made headlines. tara mergener is in washington for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: it was not all laughs last night but the candidates made that traditional stop along the campaign trail, a chance to score political points with humor for a good cause but today it's back to business. for one night only president obama and mitt romney took a break from the bitter campaign. sort of. >> in the spirit of "sesame street" the president's remarks are brought to by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. broipt men were featured speaker of the al smith dinner, a white tie dinner for catholic charities. >> it's nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around-the-house. >> reporter: president obama was spoke sec
. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco. cate, the suspect driver apparently is still on the loose. >> reporter: our sources say the suspected driver was an -- or is an oakland rapper with gang ties. that's according to alameda county court paperwork that our source saw in the car. but pd wouldn't confirm it. they say the investigation is still ongoing. it started as a minor traffic violation and ended in a dramatic collision. >> police are doing their job pulling this person over. the suspect chose to fire at officers and the suspect chose to flee from the scene and create this -- this mess. >> reporter: at 2 a.m., san francisco police department tried to pull over a cadillac for a broken license plate but officers got more than they bargained for. >> the vehicle was pulling over at the area of he feel list and laguna -- of ellis and laguna street. at that time shots were fired from the vehicle and the vehicle fled southbound on laguna. >> reporter: by the time officers caught up with the car it had t-boned into a taxicab a few blocks away. the two male suspects tried
initiative proposition 30. it's one of two competing tax measures on the california ballot. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, that's causing confusion among voters and tensions between supporters and opponents of both propositions. >> conspiracy theory. >> who the hell are you? >> reporter: you can tell how heated the debate is getting when just seconds into an interview with an opponent of prop 30 we were interrupted. >> there's a conspiracy theory that you're trying to propagate. if the news wants to take your conspiracy theory and run with it -- >> as the news, we're giving everybody -- [overlapping speakers] >> reporter: this confrontation was outside of an event featuring governor brown. >> just in case you don't know why i'm here, i want to make it real clear. >> reporter: prop 30 would bring california an estimated $6 billion a year by temporarily raising the income tax on the state's highest earners and sales tax by .25%. >> proposition 30 is about a lot of things. it's about kids. it's about teachers. it's also about the credit rating of california. it's about social harmony.
potential victims. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning hurricane sandy is moving over the bahamas but the entire eastern seaboard of the united states has been put on alert. this mega storm combined with a second weather system coming from the west is expected to impact the entire east coast early next week with dangerous and destructive weather. sandy is blamed for 21 deaths in the caribbean, most of them in cuba and haiti. the storm has weakened somewhat. it's now a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. sandy is expected to grow in size as it moves north. tropical storm conditions are expected along the east coast of florida throughout the day. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: florida is feeling the effects of hurricane sandy. strong winds are whipping the surf into foam. the waves and heavy rain are flooding the streets near miami. the storm is still hundreds of miles away. sandy raged over the bahamas thursday after tearing through cub
on the slow crawl through the streets of los angeles. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. in the sky over new mexico today a man jumped from 24 miles up and broke the sound barrier on the way down. a first. felix baumgartner broke that barrier by more than 100 miles an hour. then landed with ease. with details here's mark strassmann. >> felix baumgartner climbed into the strat sphere more than 24 miles above new mention dekort. he was about to become a human missile and plunge farther and faster in freefall than anyone in history. >> everything is in the green, doing great. >> reporter: his ascent had lasted two and a half hours. in a capsule hoisted by a 55 story helium balloon rising 1,000 feet a minute. the only hitch, baumgartner's viser fogged up when his helmet's heater stopped working. >> this is getting serious, joe. >> i do not think i have safe heating. >> reporter: joe kittinger in mission control was the voice in baumgartner's here. >> there it is, there is the world out there. >> reporter: in 1960 kitt
their respects to slain ambassador chris stevens. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 17, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. the second presidential debate of campaign 2012 turned out to be a contentious political prize fight. after his passive performance in the first meeting, a clearly fired up president obama pressed the attack against mitt romney. but romney did not back down and the sparks flew. the candidates argued about everything from the economy to foreign affairs as the president worked to make up ground lost following their first meeting. randall pinkston is at the de/* debate site. >> reporter: the "new york times" headline this morning basically sums up what happened last night, rivals bring bare fists to rematch. from beginning to end the candidates clashed on almost everything and somehow managed to answer a few questions from the town hall audience. president obama and mitt romney wasted little time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question and how much -- >> you w
corrected. in gilroy, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> one more note tonight on a public official who has run into a little trouble. port of oakland's maritime director james kwon is now on paid leave. records show that kwon spent more than $4,500 in public money at a strip club in houston during a 2008 conference. this story broke as he was attending another conference in china. he has been ordered to come home. >>> get your rain gear ready because we are about to get soaked. it look the most rain we have seen here in the bay area in six months. paul deanno has the weather forecast. >> april 25th the last time we have had widespread rainfall. this is typically when we first get our widespread rainfall in the fall. october 4 last year was the first big rain, october 23rd the year before. it was early in 2009, september 13. so we are ready. hi-def doppler is also ready. the strongest radar in the bay area coming up dry now but things will change. low pressure is affecting the west and it's on the way here. when it gets here we are going to have widespread soaking rainfall. for you skiers, we'l
last night to reinstate him despite his domestic violence conviction against his wife. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live at city hall and anne, has the sheriff shown up to work yet? >> he has not. he has been laying low for the most part this morning. but he is expected here at city hall this afternoon to meet with interim sheriff vicki hennessey. from what we understand, hennessey will remain technically the sheriff of san francisco until friday when ross mirkarimi will be back at the helm. >> i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to move in a place where we hopefully will achieve some normalcy again. >> reporter: that's ross mirkarimi on what turned into a victorious night for him at city hall after a marathon session including hours of public comment. four of the 11 supervisors voted in favor of mirkarimi keeping his job as sheriff. jane kim is one of them. she calls mirkarimi's act horrific, bruising his wife's arm on new year's eve. it happened days before he was officially sworn into office. >> we had to mak
-old missing persons case out of hayward. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the little girl who disappeared and her mother who has been looking for closure for decades. >> november 19, 1988, it's probably impossible to have a happy ending. >> reporter: sharon has been living without knowing what happened to her daughter michaela garecht abducted at age 9. >> every highway, by way and everywhere for the answers. >> reporter: now there may be one, a 3" piece of bone belonging to an unidentify i had child was found in a well in linden, a mass grave for victims of the "speed freak" killers. wesley shermantine and loren herzog convicted for a drug induced killing binge in the '90s, all older than michaela. a sketch of her alleged kidnapper looks similar to loren herzog who committed suicide last year. >> a case that's this old has a lot of information. and you know, we're going through that information and doing what we can to try to identify the bone. >> reporter: that piece of bone was initially sent here to the hayward police department. their testing cam
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> it's 2009, the administration was blocking us every step of the way. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> highlights and observations from a zippy 90 minutes with joe biden and paul ryan. >>> they are both pushed to the brink, sadly, only one has survived. >>> a loud explosion on the streets of vallejo as police detonate bomb-making materials. they arrested a man for making bombs in his house. we'll have a live report coming up. >> and good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. a couple big headlines with baseball and politics, but we want to start with a developing story. anything but an ordinary night in this north bay neighborhood where the bomb squad searched a house looking for explosives and you see what they found, the house is in the 3700 block of georgia street in vallejo. joe vasquez with more on what appears to be a bomb making factory. joe. >> dana, this situation is rattling a lot of nerves, not just because they evacuated an area near this house, but as you saw, also because they hav
. cbs5 sports director is live at at&t with the highlights tonight. dennis? >> reporter: yeah, thank you. last night they gave up six runs in the defeat for the giants. but tonight, very strong, just one run in seven innings. but the help of the giant's infielder is in question tonight. we'll show you what happened. it was scoreless in the second. going hard into second base trying to break up a double play. it took him a minute to get up. but for the time being he was okay, getting pay back later on. three-run score. giants score 4 in the inning winning 7 p--- 7-1. the series is now even. he's have an mri tomorrow. we have some very interesting reaction from both the cardinal's clubhouse and the giant's clubhouse coming up on the help of the giant second baseman. right now we'll go back to the studios. >> all right, thank you for that. >>> the calendar for the rest of the series looks like this. the giants head to st. louis for games three, four, and five. then they are back here if need be for game six and/or game seven. that'll happen next sunday and monday. >>> while the giants are l
't know what you have but i have kaiser permanente. kaiser permanente. thrive >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. did you see it? did you hear it? the bay area is buzzing tonight over a brilliant flash and a big boom in the sky tonight. this shot is from a balcony in santa cruz. paul deanno explains what this is all about. >> it was pretty crazy. three components. we had the meteor go by. then we had a sonic boom, all just before 8:00 tonight. i spoke with an astronomer. he said it's likely part of the orionid meteor shower. basically what's happening is the earth is passing through some dust from halley's comet. we do it once a year. but the rocks are bombarding us at 148,000 miles an hour. and fast-moving meteors are more likely to explodes and create a sonic boom. here's the picture once again. lots of people have been tweeting about this, because so many of you saw it and you called in. pat in marin county says, quote, just saw the biggest meteor hit the atmosphere. amazing. tim wrote, just saw the most a
for repairs and earthquake retrofitting and here's a live look. cbs 5 reporter don knapp is at the bridge with an update. >>> the bridge is on schedule. these people who are driving around this part of the bay area some of them stuck in traffic will have this bridge back when they need it monday morning. take a look behind me. they are seeing work on the toll plaza here. it's a great time to get everything done so they are doing a lot of work out on the bridge doing work with wiring and telephone poles and painting. let's take a look at what's going on. there are twelve 30-foot sections to replacing. crews have removed six old ones and installed three new ones. they are putting a fourth in place. it stems from a crack in a support structure on the bridge two years ago. >> what happened was two years ago we discovered a crack in a wishbone shaped girther under the bridge. it was part of the seismic retrofit in the late '90s so we repaired it bolted steel plates to the top and bottom of the girder but we knew we wanted more of an improvement than that. >> reporter: since the bridge was slat
>>> good evening. thank you for joining us for this special edition of cbs 5 eyewitness news. aim ann notarangelo. in developing news out of san francisco tonight, hazmat crews have evacuated a block in the north beach area of san francisco tonight on powell street between green and vallejo streets. police responded to a call of an apparent suicide about three hours ago. emergency responders smelled chemicals when they got to the scene. 15 people inside the building have been evacuated. firefighters are now inside the building, trying to disburse the chemical to make it safe for people to return. >>> stargazers awed by this week's meteor sightings will get another chance. in the hours before dawn, tomorrow will be the best time to see the orionid meteor shower. the cosmic phenomena occurs as the earth moves through debris left by halley's comet. >> it's not related. it's as if you were having a big dinner party, and this strange, non-family member showed up just before things got underway. >> the best time to see it will be after midnight and before dawn. >>> just a reminder to al
. and cbs 5 reporter mike sugarman joined them on the journey. mike? >> reporter: they're cold. i'll tell you that, it's the mid 40s expected to go down into the 30s tonight and giants' fans aren'twell -- used to that kind of weather. but they're being warmed by the way their team is playing and you say they go 2,000-miles to see the team but this is a world series and they're coming from all over the world. in a sea of blue and orange -- >> tigers. >> reporter: comes a stripe of a different coalready. orange and -- color. orange and black. where am i? i feel like i'm on second and king. nope, woodward and adams, detroit, michigan. you came from south carolina? >> we drove from minneapolis last night. >> texas. >> reporter: all part of giants' nation on tour. so far, the orange and blue aren't turning the orange and black black and blue. >> i got booed four times by the time i got off the airplane but every person has been real friendly. booing me but friendly. >> reporter: making the presence known and if it's a giants' win tonight you might consider sarah stumble from santa cruz a lucky
in detroit. thank you. >>> now the friendlier confines of the civic center. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is with hundreds maybe thousands of fans. >> reporter: definitely a sea of orange and black here at civic center as thousands you said it right, fans pack in to watch their favorite team on the big screen. take a look at city hall. it's illuminated in orange. [ cheering and applause ] getting very excited here, we're in a commercial and they're getting -- amped up. we spoke to a couple of really loyal fans who got here late last night to make sure they had the perfect seat. >> exciting, torture. i've been biting off my nails so i don't have no more nails. >> you think it would be like really cold and boring but we were excited the whole time. we got maybe half an hour of sleep and we've been running on rock stars and energy drinks and it's fun though. it's part of the excitement. >> reporter: now we caught one the mayor -- up with mayor ed lee this evening and he just got permission from major league baseball last night that he could show the game here on the big screen. i asked a cou
neighborhood. damage estimates in the city are in the billions. veneta mier for cbs news, new york. >>> hurricane sandy dealt new jersey a devastating blow. hundreds are stranded and the boardwalk is in ruins. susan mcginnis has more across the delaware bay. susan, what a night. >> reporter: it's a mess. the shore of delaware has come alive again. people are out and about surveying the damage. there are lots of surfers out here today and the clean-up has begun. some 45,000 people here without power but new jersey is the hardest hit where the center of the storm came ashore. homes have moved off their foundations, this one crashed into the house next to it. the massive damage from sandy can be seen all over long beach island. homes under water boats piled up. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> reporter: the national guard is helping people escape the floodwaters in northern new jersey. about half a foot remained after a tidal surge left three towns under water. >> this is the worst we have seen it but we're fine. >> reporter: search-and-rescue teams a
with that decisive vote. and cbs5 reporter linda yee is live outside city hall with the sheriff's reactions. >> reporter: definitely some stunning developments tonight. a majority of the supervisors did agree that the sheriff did commit the official misconduct charges and therefore should be removed from office, but nine votes, they are needed to remove anyone from elected office. it didn't happen. so it appears that he will get his job back as that their marathon hearing began nine hours ago with public testimony from more than 100 people. it was the supervisors here who are pretty closely aligned and said that despite the charges against them that they couldn't agree that he would lose his job. that it had is what he had to say. >> the message about our players here, listening up intensely like everyone else. and now it will be about moving forward. and they will sense this with all parties. i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family, you know, who is now in a place where are hopefully we will keep some normalcy. >> reporter:
turned into a rescue on the bay. >>> only on cbs 5 hundreds of workers on a bay area bakery chain get an ultimatum. what they say they will have to prove or they may be out of a job. >> one step now. >> plus, how marshmallows can help kids become better behaved. good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. >>> breaking news. a sinking boat cut short a bachelor party for a group of guys on the bay tonight. the fire department says a 400- foot party boat called the neptune hit a rock and began taking on water near pier 39 in san francisco. this happened about 8:30 tonight. a coast guard cutter and other smaller boats came to the rescue to take the 22 people back to shore. >> i think i was the only one concerned because i don't like boats but everyone else was loving it. >> i was loving it as soon as we got off the boat that wasn't sinking. now i'm cool with it. >> no one was hurt. the coast guard near the ferry building is pumping water out of it so it can be towed to shore. >>> a bakery hit the jackpot when starbucks bought it for $100 million a few months ago but now some workers
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, and thanks for joining us. secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. speaking to reporters on a trip to peru, clinton said security at all of america's diplomatic missions is her job. clinton is pushing back against republicans who have been highly critical of the obama administration's response to the deadly attack. the september 11 attack in benghazi killed ambassador chris stevens along with three other americans, and in the weeks since then, the administration has struggled to present a clear picture of what happened. last night in peru, hillary clinton sought to take the mounting pressure off the white house. >> nobody wants to get answers more than i do. >> clinton was asked to address remarks made by u.n. ambassador susan rice in which rice said the attack was not preplanned but rather an offshoot of a protest of an anti-muslim video. >> she got the same information that everyone got. i think she very clearly said here's what we know now. but this is going to cha
basis. in the newsroom, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> the jobs report in several swing states could help president obama. unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key states. rates dropped in ohio, florida, wisconsin, colorado, iowa, nevada and north carolina. they were unchanged in new hampshire and virginia. still, many key states are facing high unemployment. today president obama accused mitt romney of moving to the middle deliberately forgetting about stands he took to win the nomination. the president coined a new medical term. cbs reporter tara mergener on mr. obama's diagnosis. >>> reporter: president obama headed back to the campaign trail friday to rally supporters and try to sway undecided voters in virginia. he told the crowd at george mason university his opponent has a problem with changing positions on issues. >> we have to name this condition that he is going through. [ laughter ] >> i think -- i -- i -- i think it's called romnesia. [ laughter ] >> reporter: mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan are focusing on another battleground state, florida. t
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